A lazy summer day to find inspiration!

  “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” J.K Rowling In the last few days, I have been in my own world… relaxing and being totally lazy!  Lazy is a word I secretly hate and often project onto others.  Heck, NOT me!  But,  I can be a lazyContinue reading “A lazy summer day to find inspiration!”

Imperfectly loved

We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. Sam Keen This quote I saw on my daughter’s blog.  Decided to share it here. I am curious —  Gentlemen:   What do you look for in a person you love? Ladies:  What do you look forContinue reading “Imperfectly loved”

Just what the doctor ordered: A day of nothing but rest!

I was very sick yesterday!  A hospital visit was the result.    Thanks to all the doctors, nurses and especially  my boyfriend who took good care of me. Some believe – what you resist persists!  I was really resisting the pain.   It went on and on… and finally the result was my boyfriend draggingContinue reading “Just what the doctor ordered: A day of nothing but rest!”

I think, I think too much!

Many, many years ago… too many to say, I dated a boy named Don.  He lived about 200 km away from me in Canada.  We talked lots on the phone, wrote letters and saw each other on occasion.  I worried about lots!   What is he doing when I am not there?  Will we last?Continue reading “I think, I think too much!”

What makes a good dinner?

Last night, I had a fabulous dinner with three courses and desert, some good wine and delightful conversation.   Such a romantic evening! Here in France, dinner is typically not served until later in the evening; it is very common to eat around 8 or even 9 pm.  In North America,  that would be considerContinue reading “What makes a good dinner?”

PLAYTIME: Time to be free!

Do you remember being a little girl or boy? Playing in the sandbox, riding your bike full force down an enormous hill, climbing a tree… blowing bubbles out of your nose! Yes, you know you have done it all. I have! I used to climb a big, old tree out in the front yard.  IContinue reading “PLAYTIME: Time to be free!”

France here I come

I am busy packing up my luggage for a long trip to France!  if you could see my room, you would laugh.  Clothes, shoes, books and general stuff strewn all over the place.  I am like a little girl excited about my big adventure.  What to take?  What to leave behind? Next week, I willContinue reading “France here I come”

Shadow on the Wall

France is sexy and very proud of it.  It is a country where flirting, public signs of affection and seduction is la recette du jour! But recently, things changed.  Our media and theirs has been flooded with images of a powerful public figure who has been arrested for allegedly  trying to rape a woman.  Dominique Strauss-Kahn knownContinue reading “Shadow on the Wall”

Fear – DON”T BUG ME!

So this morning I was attacked by a bug!  Well not exactly attacked but this nasty bug with creepy legs crawled across my bathroom counter.  Now seriously, I never gave him permission.  He was not invited and heck was not paying me any rent to be there.   I screamed and swatted it out ofContinue reading “Fear – DON”T BUG ME!”

Being Human

Rumi was a Sufi poet (Sufism is an Islamic Mysticism) who lived in the 1200’s. He is  a Spiritual Poet. Sufis doctrine is  to experience the spiritual in the present. I first read “The Essential Rumi” when I was in a very low part of my life.  My dear friend Daly De Gagne recommended itContinue reading “Being Human”

Don’t Worry Be Happy

The day was gray, the weather the pits and I had to go pay a bill.  Not exactly the most exciting or happy things to focus on.  But, life has commitments and little surprises too.  Then while driving, I heard the song “Don’t Worry Be Happy”  by Bobby McFerrin.     I am serious- it isContinue reading “Don’t Worry Be Happy”

Well Deserved Rest

Just sending a very brief Hello!  I have been extremely busy being mom!  My daughter Lauren came in from Boston. It was so wonderful to spend time with her and my son Brennen.  We did so much and also laughed lots.   I did miss seeing my daughter Brianne.  She is in Canada.  I sendContinue reading “Well Deserved Rest”

STOP… No change please!

Our lives are moving so fast… this is an age of immense change!  We want it… yet FEAR it too.  Holding onto that fear can be paralyzing.  Have you ever experienced that?  What do you do to move past it? I often give my fear a voice… listen to it… is it fear of failure,Continue reading “STOP… No change please!”

Sanctuary

Last year I attended a workshop called Come Alive at Haven P.D. Seminars in British Columbia, Canada.  It was my second time doing it.  NO, not because I didn’t get it the first time but because I wanted to dive deeper to learn more about others, authentic being and myself.  The teachers there are truly masters.Continue reading “Sanctuary”